Mullen’s “Rally for Rusty” started with a third-quarter flourish, and D-2 No. 3 Mullen took the first step of the week to defend its state championship with a 58-49 win over No. 4 Mead Friday night at Lincoln Northeast.
The World-Herald's Stu Pospisil put together capsules previewing the upcoming boys state basketball tournament.
Championship day at Pinnacle Bank Arena always stirs butterflies and spikes goose bumps. But nobody experienced 2017’s final day quite like Tony Siske.
With two key contributors out for the season with injuries, Mead coach P.J. Quinn considered his team a long shot to make a second straight trip to the D-2 championship game.
Class D-2 No. 5 Mead scored the game’s final 13 points to beat tenth-ranked Wauneta-Palisade.
Coach Matt Shelsta has watched sophomore Wes Dreamer accept more of a scoring role for his Elmwood-Murdock team this season. Dreamer’s offense around the basket made the difference Thursday night.
Revenge was sweet for No. 2-rated Humphrey St. Francis as it knocked off No. 1 Mead 33-31 in Saturday's Class D-2 state tournament championship game at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
No. 1-rated Mead earned its first trip to the state finals since 2009 with a 46-36 victory over No. 4 Parkview Christian Friday afternoon in the semifinals of the Class D-2 state tournament at the Devaney Sports Center.
Mead won 66-36 for its first state tournament win since 2009 at the expense of Giltner, which turned the ball over 24 times.
Mead’s impressive late-season run continued at the expense of Riverside. The No. 3-rated (Omaha World-Herald) Raiders posted their seventh consecutive victory Tuesday night, beating the No. 2 Chargers 42-33 in the Class D-2, District 2 final at Cross County High School.
Though Mead ousted the Flyers 50-39 in a battle of two of Class D-2’s top three teams in the Class D2-3 Subdistrict final Thursday night at Clarkson, HSF apparently will get a reprieve.
A Nebraska high school fishing team finished in the top 20 at the Costa Bassmaster High School National Championship held last month at Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tennessee.
A ranked opponent on the court. A nearly full gym. His parents sitting in the front row. It couldn’t get much better for first-year Elmwood-Murdock coach Matt Shelsta. But it did Thursday night.
Giltner, Mead, Deshler, Nebraska Christian and St. Edward got together for a day of volleyball, but the best of the bunch Saturday turned out to be the host Hampton Hawks.